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Noorali6939, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Noorali6939 answered:
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0 votes Share Flag Tue May 31, 2016 Home Buying in 02474
Amandarfdsk, Home Buyer in Arlington, MA
Amandarfdsk asked:
Snail bait on property and was not disclosed by sellers Bought a home several weeks ago. The owners of this home put snail bait all over the yard and never disclosed this to me. It wasn't brought up in the inspection because you would never be…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 24, 2015 Home Buying in 02474
Aaron & Cher…, Real Estate Pro in Eau Claire, WI
Aaron & Cheree Tiry answered:
Looking to rent a sgl. fam. or 2-fam. owner-occup home in MA. No 1st floor or elec. heat or multi-fam: $2,000 max. Arlington, Lexington, Waltham area.
Have you checked out the "rent" section at the top of Trulia? There may be something in there. Otherwise you could also check Craigslist.com to see what they have for posted for renta ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 10, 2015 Rentals in 02474
Thomas Moser, Real Estate Pro in East Northport, NY
Thomas Moser answered:
Is a large home in Lexington heated by electric baseboards and propane fireplaces (that fans the warm air out into the rooms) attractive to buyers?
He probably figured it out as the question is three years old.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Selling in 02474
Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Here's an interesting question for Realtors, et al! Let me set the situation: You're a listing agent and you get a listing for a nice
Hi Tim

Great question. The sellers did not know about it and as a result they were not part of their disclosures. However, they should have been part of yours.

So you should inf ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 27, 2014 Home Selling in 02474
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Can anyone recommend a home warranty company for the Minneapolis St Paul area?
There are plenty of good companies. Go with a company in business for several years. Research company reviews but don't choose them based on price. Go with reputation, history, plan fle ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 02474
Wingman, Both Buyer and Seller in Austin, TX
Wingman answered:
Would a studio appreciate its value at the same rate as one bedroom in the same condominium complex?
Probably not at the same rate but close. In a down market, studios perform better than higher priced houses, but in up market, it is the reverse. If you can afford a bigger house, alway ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in 02474
Robert Ortiz, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Robert Ortiz answered:
1st time landlord here. What are qualities I should be looking for in a tenant? What's something subtle that I might not think to ask? Thanks!
Above all things stay cozy with the Fair Housing Laws.

* Credit History
* Annual Income
* Length of Employment
* Landlord References (Always try to get the previous one as ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 10, 2013 Rental Basics in 02474
Peter Mohyls…, Real Estate Pro in Destin, FL
Peter Mohylsky answered:
How can I make sure there are no bedbugs in a building I move to? A friend had to sell her condo due to this.
Bed bug infestation is very easy to detect visually. They are tough but not impossible to completly remove. An empty house makes it easy to control. An Inspector can find them, If i ... more
1 vote Share Flag Fri Aug 31, 2012 Home Buying in 02474
Ed Groussman, Real Estate Pro in Parsippany, NJ
Ed Groussman answered:
We want a home loan which we know we will be able to pay off in 5 years. Which is the best mortgage for that ? Are there any 5yr fixed rate mortgages?
If you are certain you will be paying off the loan in 5 years then a 5/1 ARM is definitely the way to go as the interest rate will be considerably lower than any longer termed fixed rat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 8, 2011 Financing in 02474
...,  in Lexington, MA
... answered:
any buy agent who is specialized in REO owned properties in Middlesex county or Suffolk county, MA?
Hi Kathy

Banks, FannieMae, FreddieMac, HUD and others all have REOs listed on their sites plus, as mentioned, brokers can help find them for you. I would strongly recommend that you ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 9, 2010 Foreclosure in 02474
Susan Costa,  in Westport, MA
Susan Costa answered:
What's a real estate agent's responsibility with regards to lead testing?
Realtors are required by state law in MA & RI for providing you the seller/buyer/tenant renting property with the lead paint information packet. During a home inspection, paid by ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Sep 10, 2009 Home Buying in 02474
The Graveline…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
The Graveline Group answered:
Can anyone recommend a reputable company to buy a home warranty for a home we are selling?
http://www.hwahomewarranty.com/ To date they've covered around $800 worth of work for our clients who bought an older home in Longmeadow MA. The seller refused to address anything, so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 11, 2009 Home Selling in 02474
Mark Madden |…,  in Watertown, MA
Mark Madden | The Madden Team answered:
What is the condo market in East Arlington doing these days?
Hi Jess, thank you for your question:

The condominium market in Arlington has actually been doing pretty well. Currently there are 41 condos on the market in Arlington. These listing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 31, 2008 Market Conditions in 02474
trulia,  in Lexington, MA
trulia answered:
We're considering a move to the Boston area, specifically Arlington or Lexington. We'll be visiting the area
Hi Amanda,

A good agent will be willing to start advising you early and should be happy for the opportunity to start acclimating you to the area. I am in Lexington, with over 7 years ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2008 Home Buying in 02474
Marilyn Mess…, Real Estate Pro in Concord, MA
Marilyn Messenger answered:
How much is reasonable price for 500sq feet studio with view in Arlington, which was bought at 191K in 2003?
Home prices are based on supply and demand. There are very few properties in Arlington for $219,000 and Arlington is a very high demand town, which is not to say the property may not be ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 2, 2008 Home Buying in 02474
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